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" We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of... "
The Contemporary Review - Page 82
1879
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The Unpartizan Review, Volume 8

Henry Holt - Periodicals - 1917
...value of tradition, and strove to keep it a vital power in national life. "We are afraid," he says, "to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason; . . . individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and...
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Outlines of Social Philosophy

John Stuart Mackenzie - Philosophy - 1918 - 280 pages
...protest, though somewhat prejudiced, has some value in this connection. " We are afraid," he says, " to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason ; individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of...
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POLITICAL THOUGHT IN ENGLAND FROM LOCKE TO BENTHAM

HAROLD J. LASKI - 1920
...played so large a part in the revolutionary consciousness. "We are afraid," he wrote in the Reflections, "to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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John, Viscount Morley: An Appreciation and Some Reminiscences

John Hartman Morgan - 1924 - 215 pages
...for peace over truth, his exaltation of prejudice, his antipathy to democracy, his fear of " putting men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason," his hatred, in short, of rationalist criticism, are not more opposed to the outlook and temper of the...
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Embattled Reason: Essays on Social Knowledge, Volume 1

Reinhard Bendix - Social Science - 1988 - 324 pages
...considerable extent, and, to take more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 262 pages
...that sustain human life are necessarily collective. Hume could well endorse Burke's statement that "we are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott

Paul Franco - Philosophy - 1990 - 277 pages
...of tradition as a kind of storehouse of wisdom, opposing it to the narrow reason of individual men. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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The Rehabilitation of Myth: Vico's 'New Science'

Joseph Mali - History - 2002 - 292 pages
...to all revolutionary zealots who ignore the fact 'that we are generally men of untaught feelings': We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his private stock of reason; because we suspect that the stock in each is small, and that the individuals...
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Liberal Rights: Collected Papers 1981-1991

Jeremy Waldron, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory Jeremy Waldron - Philosophy - 1993 - 480 pages
...some phrases of Edmund Burke, condemning the moral innovations that accompanied the French Revolution: We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that individuals...
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In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg

Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Philosophy Jules L Coleman, Joel Feinberg, Jules L. Coleman, Allen Buchanan, James B Duke Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Allen Buchanan, Gerald Postema - Law - 1994 - 359 pages
...first quotation in the text is from page 165, the second from page 166, the third from page 168. 17 "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...suspect that the stock in each man is small, and that individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages,"...
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